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Thoughts on SKS Rifles?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by luk8272, Jan 26, 2009.

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Buy them or leave them

  1. Buy

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  2. Leave

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  1. SC4333

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    Definitely get one. They are deadly accurate and shoot whether clean or dirty. I love mine. Yugo with collapsable syth. stock,(flat dark earth).
     
  3. luk8272

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    Well here they are.
    [​IMG]

    I was told that to use the 30rd clip I will have to take the gun apart, is that correct?
    His grandpa said that he killed maybe 15 alligators with the camo one, and maybe a total of 70 shots fired with it. Between the 2 less than 100rds shot, that is before today.
     
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    i don't really like mine, it was an impulse buy the day i turned 18. paid 140 for it with a 30 rd plastic clip. IMO the 30 rd clip is more bother than worth since you have to use stripper clips to load it and its not removable.
     
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    I wouldn't walk away, I'd run. Used to be able to get those for $75. I think they are a fine rifle though. I'd rather have an SKS than an AK47.

    BTW, how much ammo? That might sweeten the deal.
     
  7. luk8272

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    Well its a done deal now, I had fun shooting them, straight as an arrow. The clip is not plastic, so said its the good one, at least that's what was said on a forum about them. They threw in about 300rds, or should I say that's about whats left after testing them out.

    How could I tell which version this is, Chinese or Russian?
     
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    i would go for an AR or M4
     
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    I could be mistaken but I think the bayonet mount is cut off the chinese models.
     
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    These have the bayonet but were removed some time back by a gunsmith, where the guns were bought. The owners wanted them removed.
     
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    look on the receiver directly above the trigger assembly and see what it says. Look all over the receiver for any Chinese writing. FWIW- they look Chinese from here. EDIT: then again, the location of the rear sling mount is throwing me. I'm not sure just looking at the pic.

    BTW- I have a Chinese with a bayonet lug, so I don't think that makes any difference...that I know of.
     
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    Yeah I feel like a dumb ass. Its written on the side. Thanks guys. Oh yeah it says made in China.
     
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    I have 2 Yugos I paid $100 each for.

    1 is totally stock with the bayonette & grenade launcher.

    The other I redid with a folding stock & 20rd clip

    They're a blast to shoot!
     
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    I have owned 5 of the SKS (Yugo) and that I payed $90 a piece for and sold all but one for 200 a piece. The guns are heavy and very easy to shoot because of the weight. There are a lot of new stocks for them to make them look a lot better. You cannot go wrong with a SKS for the money.
     
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    I can honestly say that I have enjoyed this gun on every outing I have taken it out on. Very accurate!
     
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    I like the Norincos and Russian models.
    Not a big fan of the detatchable mags, I know there is one type that is pretty reliable but I prefer the stock 10 round setup.
    Loading off of stripper clips is fast.
    Great shooters and no they are not an AR but for 1/4 the price they are a solid reliable rifle.
     
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    Good for you man!
    I like my SKS, with a little time and money they can be kinda cool!

    When I got it:
    [​IMG]

    As it sits now:
    [​IMG]


    However...... I like my AR-15 better! :devil:
     
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    I musta gotten one of the bent pigs... it was all over the place. Not worth the $120 I paid for it, in 96, and I wasted money putting a fiberforce Dragunov stock and scope on it. From then on I just went with Winchester 94s.
     
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    I got my Chinese SKS back around 1990. Kept it in the orig. cardboard box in my toolbox doing exploration geology work in northern NV for a few years. Very dusty conditions, miles of that thing banging around in the toolbox (so much the cardboard wore the bluing off in a "cardboard" pattern on the receiver cover) and NEVER failed to fire. One damn reliable weapon. Go take a look inside an FN FAL. Sure looks a lot like a SKS.
     
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